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Poster: DeadATL Date: Feb 14, 2013 5:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Bobby, The Who and angry music

Bobby talks about The Who in this article and mentions how much he likes Won’t Get Fooled Again.

http://www.relix.com/features/2013/02/08/bob-weir-and-warren-haynes-reflect-on-the-who

I enjoy the song a lot and it used to me a staple for my workout music. I watched/listened to a live performance on YouTube from 75 and was blown away my Keith Moon. But, it occurred to me that one reason I love the Dead so much is that the music isn’t “angry.” It can be joyous, poetic, mournful, but it is rarely (ever?) angry like much rock music.

I can get worked up easily enough by reading the news and observing the state of the world, I don’t need music to remind mind of all that’s unjust, evil, etc. Does this explanation resonate with you?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 14, 2013 6:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby, The Who and angry music

Interesting; I'd say "no", but note that angry is just bit beyond extremely energetic, for which The Eleven and CREAM make obvious, can be almost as loud and intense...? Not to say I don't like the tunes you speak of, say, off Amer Beau, but the others are the ones that really grabbed me...

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Feb 14, 2013 6:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby, The Who and angry music

"but the others are the ones that really grabbed me..."

Same here. TOO, The Eleven, and Caution for example are 3 songs that grab me the most, and the mood of those songs is probably "angrier" than any other GD songs. Nothing angry about the WT bridge though!

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Feb 14, 2013 11:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby, The Who and angry music

The Phish drummer's article on Keith Moon on that site is good.

Garcia also liked the Who, and called them one of the greatest bands in rock & roll, & Townshend a genius. Townshend, surprisingly, also admired the Dead.

No, not much anger in the Dead. Except for Cream Puff War...

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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Feb 14, 2013 1:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby, The Who and angry music

I'll agree that when they started their set on the DOG show in Oakland I saw you could call it angry w/ as much intensity as one could muster.I reviewed the show before This was the Sat. show where the Dead opened and were ok better than mediocre,but when the Who took the stage at first I thought this was going to be the sloppiest shows ever because John was just leaning on his bank of Sun amps w/ Keith standing on his kit and Rodger and Pete were crashing into one another then once seperated strapped on a Les Paul and blew the place away.They deserved top billing for sure.I know the Who played the exact same show the next day w/ the Dead adjusting nicely and of course altered their show entirely.I did not go to the second show.Someone here said they alternated w/ being openers and headliners and I doubt this but I'm not sure.

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: Feb 14, 2013 11:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bobby, The Who and angry music

There were shows that had angry energy - like just about everything I saw in Hartford.

The energy of the crowd gets bounced off the band and then redirected back at the crowd.